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Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen starred in the Wong Kar Wai directed THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI). Earlier in part one of THE ROAD TO THE GRANDMASTERS everyone saw how hard they trained, some online even praised Leung Chiu Wai for being willing to drop his big star halo and learn martial art from the start despite being a Best Actor. Yesterday THE ROAD TO THE GRANDMASTERS part two was released online. Viewers were able to see Leung Chiu Wai's training with Wing Chun master Ip Man's final personally trained disciple Mr. Leung Siu Hung. Over 3 years of tough training, Leung Chiu Wai already had a solid martial art structure and powerful attacks. He was able to cleanly break through a several inch thick wooden board. His improvement was shocking. Master Leung said, "Leung Chiu Wai's advantage is that he has no burden or bad habits from any other kung fu, gradually he is able to absorb the spirit of Wing Chun." Wong Kar Wai too said, "I hope the Leung Chiu Wai played Mr. Ip is a mix of Ip Man and Bruce Lee. I have to break everything on him and shape a person anew."